Simon Jenkins sets out clearly and cogently here exactly why prospective Tory MPs in swing constituencies should reach an electoral pact with UKIP in 2015, so I shalln't repeat the arguments. And don't bother about that petulant boy Cameron's dislike of Nige; he's on his way out. Tories are talking even now of the chances of ditching him before 2015 - after the disaster of the 2014 Europeans and Locals, perhaps - and Boris is wriggling around purposefully. Cameron's membership debacle, which has seen Tory party membership fall to something not far greater than the LibDems, follows the disaster during the Thatcher years, which saw the party lose over a million members. The Tories can now hold their conference in the Goring if they choose, and not bother leaving London at all.
Oh and here's a prediction; Cameron is so concerned that women don't rate him and reckon he's completely out of touch with living costs that his minders must be desperate for a pic of Cameron with a supermarket trolley, and are ready to 'leak' details of a shopping trip to a paparazzi, but agony of agony, which supermarket?